Welcome to Our Distance Learning Hub
Tiger Live is our home away from West Shore Drive—connecting students, teachers, families and administrators in an exciting and challenging academic experience while maintaining our important school community. Through Tiger Live, we prioritize high quality, meaningful learning experiences for students through a combination of synchronous and asynchronous learning. This combination includes time for teachers and students to meet virtually, in real-time in order to continue the group learning experience; plus valuable time for students to learn on their own time using a variety of resources.
Distance Learning is a learning experience for everyone. We're guided by the Tower mission, especially as it relates to embracing challenge.
We invite students and families to visit Tiger Live often to discover STEM challenges, virtual field trips, books, videos, health and wellness information and more; all available at any hour. You'll find these in the Resources for Students and Families section.
Our Mission Directs the Tiger Live Curriculum
Our Mission: We teach our students to think critically and creatively, to develop joyful curiosity, to embrace challenge and apply their knowledge with confidence, and to thrive within a community rich with diverse perspectives and talents.
The expanding folders below include a few curriculum examples from Tiger Live, our distance learning platform.
“We have three kids attending school on Zoom, it's challenging to create separate space for everyone. Headphones are helpful for our older kids.”
“Use the To Do tab in Google Classroom to see what is due, in chronological order.”
“Attend the health and wellness meetings for parents.”
“For parents who have morning conference calls during breaks, don't argue about how they should use their break productively. Set a timer for when it's time to get back to class, and let them watch the TV.”
“Every day is a fresh start.”
“I have my kids print out their assignments and write out the due dates to help them plan out the week.”
“Take a breath, don't worry about “falling behind” and focus on your children's wellness.”
“We assigned daily homework: each child should check in with a friend about how they are doing. It's helping them stay connected and build empathy.”
“Stick to a schedule.”
“Be kind to yourself if teaching is not an area of expertise for you.”
“It's challenging in a household with two, full-time working parents, but we find that things are a bit easier when we all get outside and move throughout the day.”
“Framing [social distancing] as a way ... we are protecting people who are vulnerable in some way. Our kiddo doesn't dwell on disappointments and feels proud to be a hero in this small but important way.”
“Don't hesitate to reach out for help.”
Sarah Clark, Grade 1 Teacher
an excerpt from the full article
As we began the 2019-20 school year, I reflected on the teaching goal I selected for myself: speak less. I need to be more of a listener in my first grade classroom. I am continuously reminding myself that first graders need time and space to think things through more than they need to hear my voice. They don’t need me interrupting as they let a question, a problem, or an observation settle. They are busy collecting their own thoughts. I’m there, I’m observing, I’m posing challenges, offering feedback and reinforcement, but I don’t always need to fill the quiet. If I have done a good job, I will know when the children need or want my help. Otherwise, I can just shhh...
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